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Spinal Decompression

What is DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy?

DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy is FDA cleared and has a high success rate for pain associated with herniated or bulging discs...even after failed surgery.  It is a non-surgical, traction based therapy for the relief of back and leg pain or neck and arm pain. During this procedure, by cycling through distraction and relaxation phases and by proper positioning, a spinal disc can be isolated and placed under negative pressure, causing a vacuum effect within it.

What can this vacuum effect do?

The vacuum effect accomplishes two things. From a mechanical standpoint, disc material that has protruded or herniated outside the normal confines of the disc can be pulled back within the disc by the vacuum created within the disc. Also, the vacuum within the disc stimulates growth of blood supply, secondarily stimulating a healing response. This results in pain reduction and proper healing at the injured site.       

How is Spinal Decompression Therapy different from regular traction?

The award winning TritonĀ® computer is the key. It controls the variations in the traction pull allowing for spinal decompression and eliminating muscle guarding that is typical in conventional traction devices. The preprogrammed patterns for ramping up and down the amount of axial distraction allows for higher levels of spinal decompression and disc rehydration.     

Who can benefit from Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Anyone who has back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression therapy. These conditions include herniated, protruding or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica or radiculopathy (pinched nerves).

Are there medical studies that document the effectiveness of Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Yes! One study documented by MRI up to 90% reduction of disc herniations in 10 of 14 cases and other studies reported that the majority of ruptured disc patients achieved "good" to "excellent" results after spinal decompression therapy.     

Are there conditions where Spinal Decompression Therapy is not indicated? 

Spinal decompression therapy is not recommended for pregnant women, patients who have severe osteoporosis, severe obesity or severe nerve damage.

Spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws, metal plates or "cages") is also contraindicated.  However, spinal decompression therapy after bone fusion or non-fusion surgery, can be performed.

Are the sessions painful, how many will be needed and what is the cost?

In almost all cases, the treatments are completely painless.  In fact, some patients fall asleep during the spinal decompression session.

The specific treatment plan will be determined by the doctor after your examination.  Based on current research the best results have been 18 session and we are currently offering 18 sessions for $999.00.

How do I get started?

Call today to schedule an appointment with our Upper Arlington Office at (614)485-9006.


Spinal Decompression has become the most advanced non-surgical tool in treating arm, leg, neck and back pain associated with disc herniations and degeneration.

    * Non-Surgical
    * 100% Safe
    * 100% Painless
    * FDA Approved
    * Corrects Underlying Problem - Doesn't Just Relieve Symptoms
    * No Drugs, Incisions or Injections
    * Pre-determined Treatment Period Relieves Leg, Neck and Back Pain
    * Proven Effective for Herniated Discs, Degenerative Discs, Sciatica, Facet Syndrome, Spinal
       Stenosis, Pre/Post Surgical Patients